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Cancer was the second most common cause of death in 2014, behind heart disease.

Deaths: Final data for 2013. National Vital Statistics Reports Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf. Published 2016

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final data for 2013
Publication
National Vital Statistics Reports
Publication Date
Published 2016
Authors
Xu J, Murphy S, Kochanek K, Bastian B
Volume & Issue
Volume 64, Issue 2
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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